The latest Tory Christmas present: Osborne has announced a two-year freeze on working age benefits.
For those of you out there who rely on some sort of benefit or another to get by, here is a list of what has been capped:
- Jobseeker’s Allowance;
- Tax Credits;
- Universal Credit;
- Child Benefit;
- Income Support;
- The work-related activity component of Employment and Support Allowance;
- The local housing allowance rates in Housing Benefit.
I hope you are not too badly affected by these changes. It may not be for too long: next year we get the opportunity to remove these heartless, self-serving bullies.
Cold comfort, but not included (yet) are:
- Maternity Pay;
- Paternity Pay;
- Sickness Pay;
- Adoption Pay;
- Disability Benefits;
- Pensioners Benefits.
29th September 2014